MSc Advanced Structural Engineering

Postgraduate, Part-time

Advanced Structural Engineering MSc



Develop skills in design and assessment of engineering structures subject to seismic, extreme loading and environmental conditions

Overview

Accredited by relevant professional bodies and designed to meet the needs of the modern construction industry, this course offers a wide range of structural engineering principles as you learn about issues relating to steel and concrete structures and foundations.


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Mode of Study:

Part-time (available as Full-time)

Duration:

2-3 years

Start date:

JanSep


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Course details

Through this highly technical course you will develop skills in numerical simulation using a variety of advanced software.

You will also learn failure analysis methods, the eurocodes and the code of practice for the design of various construction materials, research skills and the legal issues surrounding construction.

The course is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT).

Industry practitioners are regularly invited as guest speakers and lecturers.

Modules

  • Advanced mechanics of materials and FEA
  • Advanced structural concrete
  • Advanced structural steel design
  • Timber engineering
  • Geotechnical earthquake and offshore engineering 
  • Structural dynamics and earthquake design
  • MSc thesis
  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    This is a flexible part-time course starting in September or January. Normally students will take two years to complete the programme but this can vary depending on your other commitments and availability. Many part-time students undertake projects in their place of work.

    The main approach is face-to-face lectures and tutorial. In addition to this, computer labs are used to teach engineering software and structural laboratory will be used to conduct small to large-scale structural test. You will also undertake independent learning and research.  

  • note and pen Assessments Your performance will be assessed by course work, assignments, laboratory reports and final examination.
  • library Facilities

    Heavy structural lab at Merchiston allows to conduct small to large scale structural engineering tests. Computer suites supports students to use different finite element based software to analyse and design structures.

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Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

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The Institute comprises some of Scotland’s leading built environment applied research and knowledge transfer centres. We cover a range of disciplines, including SMART cities, acoustics, energy, offsite construction, timber engineering, wood science.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2:2 or above with a background in Civil Engineering.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Home/EU-Taught modules *£890 *£922
Home/EU-Dissertation module £530 £553
Overseas Taught Modules *£1,950 *£2,028
Overseas Dissertation £1,300 £1,352


Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
This course comprises of 180 credits from taught modules and a dissertation. The total fee you will pay is dependant upon the exit award you wish to achieve.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Built Environment Exchange

Join beX, our Built Environment Exchange programme that provides employability projects, internship opportunities and scholarships.

Careers

  • Structural Engineer
  • Transport (bridge design) Engineer
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Oil and Refinery/offshore Engineer
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